Graflex RB Series D Kit    item #G3

Very Good condition, purchased from a photographer who use to work for the Chicago Herald Examiner. He said it was his own personal camera however; he used similar ones at the paper. I have owned it for about 28 years and only used it a couple of times. I have several R.B. Graflex Series D 4x5's.

The telephoto takes awesome portraits, really loved the results. It also has its own case and a lens shade with case. The entire outfit has a large fitted case. A fabulous outfit.


Lens: Joseph Schneider Xenar  F:3.5   21cm

 

The lens does have an iris diaphragm unlike the newspaper camera that did not. That ties in what I was told when I purchased this some years ago, that he worked at the Chicago Herald Examiner. This was his own personal camera. The lens look good with some spots or dust and typical cleaning marks of an older lens.

With the longer focal length of the Graflex Single Lens Reflex system, they used longer lens and are sought after for portrait photography. The image background is thrown out of focus, yet, these older lens have more of a slightly soft focus and your subject really comes alive without the annoying sharpness of a modern lens. Thats why they sell modern soft lens for most every format.

The Focal Plane Shutter speeds may be off, although easy enough to adjust for after shooting some film. I tried the shutter and it seems to work ok, about the way they always worked when I would take pictures with it. However, the camera is around 75 years young and may need cleaning, oiling, maybe a overhaul and is sold 'AS IS". I would not recomend for heavy duty shooting, its more for collecting.



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